This game is still good. This isn't for the hardcore gamers, but more for those who are dipping their toes into the worker placement genre. My girlfriend isn't a hardcore-board-gamer. But she loves this game! She highly prefers it over Settlers of Catan (Unless we play Cities & Knights).
The gameplay is a typical worker placement game (cutthroat for limited spaces). It involves basic mathematics (Division required), and it is great with families because of the mathematics nature of the game.